Bycatch: Florida Crown Conch

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Bycatch: Florida Crown Conch

The Florida crown conch, Melongena corona, is the most common mollusk caught in our traps.


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Seagrasses occupy only 0.1 percent of the sea floor, yet are responsible for 12 percent of the organic carbon buried in the ocean, which helps reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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